Our apartment in Barcelona is just a few blocks off La Rambla, a 1.2km tree-lined pedestrian mall that connects Plaça de Catalunya with the Christopher Columbus monument at Port Vell.
La Rambla is home to shops, hotels, restaurants, La Boqueria Market, theaters, newsstands, kiosks of all sorts, and more. The pedestrian traffic includes tourists and locals bustling to and from work and recreational activities. Street performers often stop traffic with their antics. It’s also lined with sidewalk cafes where people eat, drink, and watch the world go by.
There are many sites of historic interest along La Rambla, including Palau Guell and the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house.